Patient Stories

Joseph S. Kim, MD

Thanks to my care at OrthoVirginia, I can...WALK.

I CRAWLED into Dr. Kim's office with pain in my hip. I am one month post op after having had a spinal fusion procedure.

After an MRI, working with a pain specialist and receiving two shots in my spine, and physical therapy, I had exhausted all of living without pain. I was desperate! 

When Dr. Kim saw my MRI, he smiled and said, "I'm going to make you very happy today. I can help you." I was overjoyed with his words of encouragement. 

I was fortunate; Dr. Kim had a cancellation in two weeks after our appointment and performed a spinal fusion procedure. The hip pain was gone the day after the surgery. 

Now I'm in recovery to allow the bone graft and nerves to heal. I have experienced pain this month, but I've been able to deal with it, but it pales compared to the pain I had prior to surgery. I'm told that in three months I'll be able to resume many of my activities as along as I follow the guidelines suggested by Dr. Kim's office.

Dr. Kim is a kind, joy filled man. I trust him. He is also a skilled surgeon and I highly recommend him for anything related to spinal surgery.